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June 14, 1993 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is a review of Michael Bolton that's not a poison-pen job. After all, what negative comments are there to make about the white soul singer that venomous critics haven't already made? So let's look at the good things about him--which are all nicely showcased in the hourlong premiere of "Center Stage" tonight (at 9 on KCET-TV Channel 28, 8 p.m. on KPBS-TV Channel 15 and KVCR-TV Channel 24). What Bolton does is sing romantic ballads in a style borrowed from assorted R&B singers.
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December 25, 2013 | By Meg James
The hottest holiday commercials this season have ditched the heartwarming, home-for-the-holidays scenes to strike a dramatically different chord. Advertising executives have instead chosen sly humor over sentiment, as major marketers including American Honda Motor Co., Netflix and K-Mart are betting that tongue-in-cheek sells. Perhaps for good reason: U.S. consumers are tired of sugarcoated Christmas commercials, according to a recent online survey of more than 2,000 consumers.
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February 22, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
Michael Bolton was named top pop male vocalist over the late Roy Orbison, the evening's sentimental favorite, and Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville were cited for best vocal by a pop duo as the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards telecast got under way Wednesday evening at the Shrine Auditorium. Jazz great Miles Davis was certain of one award even before the three-hour CBS program began.
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July 18, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Oh, say -- can they sing? Apparently not. Or at least not the ever-challenging national anthem in high-profile performances. According to a new survey ranking the worst renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner," Christina Aguilera sits at the top -- or is it on the bottom? -- of that heap. Aguilera's effort, when she botched lyrics at the 2011 Super Bowl, is ranked as the worst version of that song by nearly 37% of respondents in a survey of IHeartRadio listeners. Not far behind Aguilera was Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler's version last year for the AFC Championship Game, during which he failed to hit several high notes and also appeared lyrically challenged.
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October 27, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Michael Bolton swears he's a jocular person. Really. But in photos and public appearances, he rarely smiles or kids around . And in press conferences and interviews, he invariably winds up a tad on the defensive side, answering the slings and arrows of music critics who've taken his extremely dramatic ballad style to task.
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October 11, 1992 | CONNIE JOHNSON
Given the knocks and pans he gets from critics old enough to know what these songs are supposed to sound like, it's brave of Bolton to barrel ahead, not caring whether he's culturally correct in recording, among others, soul classics made famous by singers the likes of Sam Cooke, Sam & Dave and the Four Tops. The Tops themselves join him on his version of one of their biggest signature hits, "Reach Out, I'll Be There," and there's nothing to knock here.
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February 18, 1998 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
A new recording of popular opera arias sung by a tenor currently resides at the top of the classical charts. There is, of course, absolutely nothing unusual about that. But this time the singer is not one of the Three Tenors or a younger operatic dreamboat like Roberto Alagna. He is not even that tasteless crossover opera-pop singer Andrea Bocelli, public broadcasting's latest inamorata. He is a popster, pure and simple. The CD is Michael Bolton's "My Secret Passion."
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January 5, 1992 | PAUL GREIN, Grein, a free-lance writer specializing in pop music, has forecast the Grammy race for The Times since 1981. Last year, he correctly predicted four of the five nominees for best album and three of the five finalists for best record
Two years ago, when Nat King Cole received a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy ceremonies, who would have guessed that a collection of his songs would be the front-runner to win the 1991 award for best album? It seemed at the time that the trustees of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences were simply remembering an old friend (and a great talent) on the 25th anniversary of his death. But they were, perhaps unwittingly, setting the stage for a Nat Cole revival.
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April 29, 1992 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Michael Bolton will perform at the Hollywood Bowl on July 13 in the first of six pop-rock concerts promoters Bill Silva and Andy Hewitt hope to stage at the facility this summer. The other performers in the series have not been named yet, but the number of events would mark a slight expansion from last year's four pop concerts, which in turn was the most pop shows at the 18,000-seat facility since the late '70s.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sony Music Posts Record Holiday Sales: The company said sales from October to December climbed 10% from a year earlier, with December's sales jumping 31% from the previous year. Artists who boosted Sony's sales included Michael Bolton, Pearl Jam and Sade.
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March 12, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 11 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES "Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites" One contestant admits to his tribe mates that he has a secret desire to sabotage their camp in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS "Whitney" When Alex and Whitney (Chris D'Elia, Whitney Cummings) decide to spend their honeymoon at his family's lake house, they encounter a surprise in this new episode.
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January 29, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Robert Horowitz. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and Marisa Berenson; Steven Pasquale; Michael Bolton. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Keri Russell; Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor"). (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View KaDee Strickland; Kerry Washington; Tony Goldwyn; Ted Allen; Andrea Bocelli and David Foster.
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June 4, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Margaret Cho is doing the rounds, and when this comic actress does the rounds, the result is likely to be just a little more Cho than you wanted to know. And while the "Dancing With the Stars" alum and"Drop Dead Diva"actress kept it relatively tame on "The View" last Friday, hitting "safe" topics such as race and money, she let her pansexual flag fly Monday with Wendy Williams. "I'm really attracted to all different types of people," Cho explained to Williams. "So I don't like to say that I'm gay or I'm straight -- I'm just slutty.
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August 31, 2010 | By Maria Elena Fernandez, Los Angeles Times
It didn't seem possible that "Dancing With the Stars" could outdo itself in the casting department. After last season's winning combination of Kate Gosselin, Shannen Doherty and Pamela Anderson, senior producer and head of casting Deena Katz decided she had two choices: retire or up her game. Katz opted to challenge herself and wound up with a Season 11 cast that is bound to get the whole country on its feet. Seriously, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino ("Jersey Shore") is going to cha cha cha and compete against singer Michael Bolton, Kyle Massey ("Cory in the House")
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August 27, 2002
He's not a critics' darling, but today his fans get to do some shouting as singer-songwriter Michael Bolton gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (7018 Hollywood Blvd.) at 11:30 a.m. He performs at the Orange County Performing Arts Center Saturday.
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May 10, 2000 | Associated Press
A federal appeals court upheld a $5.4-million verdict against singer Michael Bolton for using parts of the 1964 Isley Brothers song "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" in his song of the same name. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a 1994 jury verdict against Bolton, saying the jury had sufficient evidence to reach its decision. Ronald Isley had sued Bolton, saying he violated the copyright by incorporating elements of the tune and words into his hit song.
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August 27, 2002
He's not a critics' darling, but today his fans get to do some shouting as singer-songwriter Michael Bolton gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (7018 Hollywood Blvd.) at 11:30 a.m. He performs at the Orange County Performing Arts Center Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1999
* Korn, "Issues," Immortal/Epic (The album will be reviewed in daily Calendar this week.) * Michael Bolton, "Timeless: The Classics," Columbia * Marilyn Manson, "The Last Tour on Earth," Nothing * Nu Flavor, "It's On," Reprise * Raekwon, "Immobilarity," Loud * Various artists, "More Music From Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," Maverick * Various, "The Ultimate Grammy Box," Sony Legacy
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November 28, 1999 | ELYSA GARDNER
* 1/2 Michael Bolton, "Timeless (The Classics) Vol. 2," Columbia. It's almost too easy to criticize an album on which Bolton interprets songs made famous by some of the greatest soul singers ever. Almost. To be fair, Bolton's slick, smarmy versions of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing," Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" and Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" won't alienate his hard-core fans. And the rest of us know better anyway.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1999
* Korn, "Issues," Immortal/Epic (The album will be reviewed in daily Calendar this week.) * Michael Bolton, "Timeless: The Classics," Columbia * Marilyn Manson, "The Last Tour on Earth," Nothing * Nu Flavor, "It's On," Reprise * Raekwon, "Immobilarity," Loud * Various artists, "More Music From Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," Maverick * Various, "The Ultimate Grammy Box," Sony Legacy
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